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03-17-2018 04:30 PM
ruger
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Originally Posted by Knifemaker View Post
If you're short you'll have some issues with many bikes, but do keep in mind changing the handlebars is fairly easy on most bikes. So is changing the seat.
The Vulcan 750 is a rather quick bike, several larger (cc) models are in fact slower. So that shouldn't be your main criteria. Sounds like your looking for more comfort for not just you, but your passenger.

I've never liked the term "upgrade"....as it implies your getting something "better" , which is a subjective thing. Given all the features and the performance of the VN750 I challenge some on using this word.
Bigger isn't always better. But if want bigger, I'd suggest (other than the Goldwing) The Honda VTX 1300. 27.5" seat height. Uses standard bars that can be changed. Much more aftermarket support. Get a good two up seat for it. If you want more power it's bigger brother the 1800 is very popular and has EFI. Many on the used market.
I agree on this 100%! "upgrade"?.......to what?! can't be done! lol
03-17-2018 11:31 AM
Knifemaker
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Originally Posted by stanchak View Post
Thanks for all the suggestions . Yes looking used and I do like the traditional styling (except for less chrome) and I am short 5' 6" I have been looking at the Vulcan 900 .. right price range and sharp but going from a 750 to 900 did not seem like much of a upgrade. I went and looked at a mean streak and it was sharp but I did not feel comfortable on it .. I was leaning foreword and my hands were spread too wide
If you're short you'll have some issues with many bikes, but do keep in mind changing the handlebars is fairly easy on most bikes. So is changing the seat.
The Vulcan 750 is a rather quick bike, several larger (cc) models are in fact slower. So that shouldn't be your main criteria. Sounds like your looking for more comfort for not just you, but your passenger.

I've never liked the term "upgrade"....as it implies your getting something "better" , which is a subjective thing. Given all the features and the performance of the VN750 I challenge some on using this word.
Bigger isn't always better. But if want bigger, I'd suggest (other than the Goldwing) The Honda VTX 1300. 27.5" seat height. Uses standard bars that can be changed. Much more aftermarket support. Get a good two up seat for it. If you want more power it's bigger brother the 1800 is very popular and has EFI. Many on the used market.
03-17-2018 10:27 AM
shark88 I moved to the 900 and it was plenty of power and the wife was WAY more comfortable, especially with the Saddleman seat I put on it. I loved the way it rode and sounded. But after taking longer trips I decided to sell old Blue and get the Victory Kingpin and haven't regretted that. 6 speeds and over 100 CI engine is plenty.
03-16-2018 08:42 PM
vulkan Tried the "upgrade"...went from a older Kawi 454 to a Vulcan 1500...LOL!!Damn 1500 lasted me couple months...engine would lock up!!
03-12-2018 05:02 PM
stanchak Thanks for all the suggestions . Yes looking used and I do like the traditional styling (except for less chrome) and I am short 5' 6" I have been looking at the Vulcan 900 .. right price range and sharp but going from a 750 to 900 did not seem like much of a upgrade. I went and looked at a mean streak and it was sharp but I did not feel comfortable on it .. I was leaning foreword and my hands were spread too wide
03-12-2018 10:50 AM
OleDirtyDoc I love the power and feel of both my 1000 and 1100

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03-12-2018 08:26 AM
Knifemaker ^That.

Didn't sound like he was looking for a brand new bike. A lot of lower cc Wings are out in the used market.

I of course would have suggested the FJR1300, but figured he was more interested in traditional styling.
03-12-2018 12:07 AM
OleDirtyDoc
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I was going to say Shadow. To go from a 750 to an 1800 is quite a leap. Suggest 900 or 1100 depending on your size. Both are touring models and you can fit them with bags and such. I went 750, 1100 then to a 1600 classic bagger. Each took time to feel comfortable riding. JMO
could go with a 1000,1100,1200 or1500 wing

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03-11-2018 09:22 PM
Birdhunter02 I was going to say Shadow. To go from a 750 to an 1800 is quite a leap. Suggest 900 or 1100 depending on your size. Both are touring models and you can fit them with bags and such. I went 750, 1100 then to a 1600 classic bagger. Each took time to feel comfortable riding. JMO
03-11-2018 06:15 PM
Knifemaker Goldwing.
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